Type: E-volunteer assignment
E-Volunteer Location: Canada
Partner Country: Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Ghana
Duration: 4 months (with option to extend)
Time commitment: 5-35 hours per week (Flexible)
Are you passionate about improving economic opportunities and gender equality for women and youth? Don’t see an assignment that directly matches your skillset? Apply to the E-volunteering General Application today and we will review your profile against the current opportunities and all assignments under development. In your application, please include your CV and a cover letter stating your availability (number of hours per week) and motivation to contribute to an e-volunteering assignment.
As an e-volunteer, you would support one of our partner organizations in Africa or Asia – all from the comfort of your own home! You will share your skills and experience, as well as gain new expertise and international connections, while contributing to advance gender equality and economic empowerment globally. Will you join us by giving your time and skills to make a difference around the world? Apply now to become an E-volunteer! Now more than ever, we need your support!
- Ability to work independently as part of a remote working group;
- Comfortable using online working platforms;
- Access to a reliable internet connection;
- A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering;
- Experience with facilitation, training, and/or coaching;
- Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity;
- Written and oral fluency in English;
- Experience living and working internationally and/or cross-cultural experience is a strong asset.
Volunteering for development is one of the important ways in which WUSC pursues its mission of sustainable and inclusive changes to create a better world for youth. Our volunteers collaborate with a wide variety of international partners, including women’s associations, youth organizations, social enterprises, skills training centres, and other local institutions providing important services and opportunities to youth, women and refugees . Our network in Canada supports our initiatives by raising awareness among Canadians to inspire greater action on global development issues.
Although international travel has been put on hold until we are confident it is safe to resume our international volunteer support, we are excited to offer e-volunteering opportunities to continue to assist our partners to serve the people most impacted by the global pandemic. Now more than ever, we need your support. Apply today to make an impact internationally.
WUSC’s Safeguarding Policy:
WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion and sexual exploitation and abuse of any form.
Your work building capacity towards more resilient and inclusive economies is needed now more than ever! Though we have temporarily closed our offices globally, WUSC continues to work with our partners around the world, including through the support of e-volunteers residing in Canada. You can work remotely from your kitchen table and still make an impact through WUSC’s NEW e-volunteering program! See available e-volunteer opportunities below and click here for our e-volunteer FAQ.
We are also currently recruiting people with Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status - or people with citizenship or permanent residence status in countries in Africa or Asia - who are presently living in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka or Vietnam. If this is your case, apply today specifying your current country of residence.
International Departures - On Hold
If you are currently residing in Canada and interested in volunteering internationally with us, we still want to hear from you! We are continuing to recruit for open international volunteer positions, though departures are on hold until September 2021. We will not send international volunteers until we are fully confident that it is safe to do so.
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